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City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002) Brazilian film directed by Fernando Mirelles and Katia Lund

City of God (Portuguese: Cidade de Deus) is a 2002 Brazilian film directed by Fernando Mirelles and Katia Lund. Based on a true story, the film chronicles the development of one of Rio De Janeiro's most notorious favelas (Portuguese word for "Slum/Ghetto") as told through the perspective of Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues), an aspiring photographer.

The following weapons are seen in the 2002 film City of God:


Smith & Wesson Model 10

What appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver is seen being carried by Shaggy. It is later seen in the hands of a dead gangster. What appears to be a nickel Model 10 is also used by Rocket, having been given it by his brother, Goose.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Shaggy aims his revolver at a driver.
A revolver lies in the hand of a dead gangster.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 "Military and Police" revolver - .38 Special
Goose gives his brother Rocket a revolver.

Rossi M-851 Revolver

Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) carries a Rossi M-851 revolver during a sequence where he considers becoming a criminal.

Rossi M-851 Revolver - .38 Special
Rocket tucks a Rossi M-851 revolver with what appears to be a four inch barrel into his waistband.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Carrot (Matheus Nachtergaele) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 36 fitted with a '3 inch barrel when he and his gang rob a gun store.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 with a '3 inch barrel - .38 Special
Carrot threatens the gun shop owner with his Smith & Wesson Model 36
Members of Lil' Ze's gang pose with revolvers, the one on the right appears to be the Model 36.

Taurus Model 65

A chrome-plated Taurus Model 65 revolver with a four inch barrel and rubber grips is carried by Lil' Ze. It is identified by its distinctive cylinder release.

Taurus Model 65 newer stainless version with rubber grips - .357 Magnum
Members of Lil' Ze's gang pose with revolvers, the one on the left appears to be the Model 65.
Lil' Ze fires a chrome-plated Taurus Model 65.
Taurus Model 65 newer stainless version with rubber grips - .357 Magnum
A young Lil' Ze fires his revolver. It appears that he stuck with the Model 65 growing up.


Taurus PT92

The Taurus PT92 is seen in the hands of gang members. It should be noted that while the film is set between the 1960s and the late 1970s, the PT92 was only introduced in 1983.

Taurus PT92AF (blued) - 9x19mm
A gang member sits with a Taurus PT92 in hand.

Beretta 92FS

A Beretta 92FS is seen when Lil'Ze's gangsters teach the runts how to use guns.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
The runts are instructed on how to use a Beretta 92FS.

Imbel M1911A1 pistol

Li'l Ze (Leandro Firmino da Hora) uses a M1911-style pistol made in Brazil by IMBEL throughout much of the film (the Imbel logo is visible on the slide)

Imbel M1911 pistol - .45 ACP
Lil' Ze threatens Blackie with a 1911 Imbel pistol.
Filé com Fritas (Steak with Fries) aims Li'l Ze's pistol at one of the runts.


Mossberg 500

Mossberg 500 shotguns are used by various gangsters and the police at different points of the movie.

Mossberg 500 with wooden furniture and high-capacity magazine tube - 12 gauge
One of Lil' Ze's gangsters poses with a worndown Mossberg 500 with high-capacity magazine tube.

Submachine Guns

M3 'Grease Gun'

The M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun" is used by Li'l Ze throughout the latter parts of the film. Due to a continuity error, the M3 occasionally switches places with the Madsen M50 during the final gunbattle.

M3 "Grease Gun" .45 ACP. The later model M3A1 would eliminate the crank lever for cocking the bolt, and instead used a simple hole in the bolt for the shooter to use their finger.
Li'l Ze makes the decision to shoot up Knockout Ned's house.

INA Model 953

The INA Model 953 (the Brazilian version of the Madsen M50 submachine gun) is seen in the hands of police officers and gang members in both Lil' Ze and Carrot's gangs.

INA Model 953 - .45 ACP
A police officer in the background carries a INA.
Lil'Ze brandishes a INA.

IMI Micro Uzi

The Micro Uzi submachine gun is frequently seen in the hands of gang members. Interestingly, one of the Micro Uzis depicted is fitted with the full sized stock of the original Uzi.

Micro Uzi with 32 round magazine - 9x19mm
A gangster (possibly Lil'Ze) fires a Micro Uzi.
Charlie the arms dealer shows off a Micro Uzi with a wooden stock to Carrot and Knockout Ned.
Li'l Ze poses with a Micro Uzi.


Mauser M1908

Some gangsters are armed with Mauser M1908 rifles.

Mauser 1908 - 7x57mm
The gangster standing behind Lil' Ze holds a Mauser rifle.

M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine is carried by one of Carrot's gang members when they rob a bank to fund their arms purchases, as well as by Military Police (Brazilian Gendarmerie) officers. Li'l Ze's gang also are seen with a chrome-plated M1 carbine with a folding stock and 30-round magazines, notably in the scene where they pose for Rocket's camera.

The Modern Manufactured version of the M1 Carbine, with standard stock, from Auto-Ordnance (affiliated with Kahr Arms and Thomson Arms). Chambered in .30 Carbine
One of Carrot's gangsters threatens customers during a bank robbery.
M1 Carbine with 30 round magazine and incorrect metal upper handguard - .30 Carbine
Li'l Ze picks up a M1 Carbine with a 30 round magazine and folding stock.
Li'l Ze's gang shows off their arsenal, including a M1 Carbine.

Browning Automatic Rifle

When Charlie the arms (Charles Paraventi) dealer tries to sell weapons to Li'l Ze's gang, one of the weapons he shows off is a Browning Automatic Rifle.

Browning Automatic Rifle .30-06
Charlie the arms dealer shows off a BAR.

FN Model 1949

Knockout Ned (Seu Jorge) carries an FN Model 1949 rifle during the final gunbattle against Li'l Ze's gang, killing several gangsters with the weapon during the final gunbattle. The FN Model 1949 (also known as the SAFN-49) was a semi-automatic design that was adopted by several countries, including Brazil, before being superseded by such battle rifles as the FN FAL.

FN Model 1949 7.92x57mm
Knockout Ned examines an FN Model 1949 rifle.
Ned checks on one of his wounded comrades while holding his FN Model 1949.

Original Movie Posters

City of God (Cidade de Deus) aka City of God (2002) Original Brazilian Cinema Poster

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